Sun revokes FreeBSD license for Java

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Thu Jan 6 22:38:00 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of David Gerard
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 4:35 AM
> To: Paul Krill; freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Sun revokes FreeBSD license for Java
> Ted Mittelstaedt (tedm at [050106 06:29]:
> >   It's of course quite legal for end users to download the JDK directly
> > from Sun and compile it on FreeBSD themselves and then use it.
> The main problem with this approach is that it requires a 
> ridiculous amount
> of jumping through hoops - first you have to install the Linux
> compatibility interface and libraries (20 megabyte download and a 
> reboot?),

Are you sure your not talking about the BINARY distributions?  I
was referring the the source here:

Only the Java Cryptography Extension is unavailable as source.  More info
is of course available on the FreeBSD Java mailing list.


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